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Welcome to Relais & Châteaux

"When you become part of Relais & Châteaux you will embark on an incredible journey. We invite you to discover a world of deeply rooted values, where you’ll feel a profound sense of social, cultural and environmental responsibility, as part of a network of architectural gems, exceptional chefs and passionate teams." 

Laurent Gardinier

President, Relais & Châteaux

5 reasons to join

Relais & Châteaux

The world's your oyster

Benefit from the exceptional locations of our properties, in 65 countries and 5 continents.

Family spirit

Experience the art of hosting in smaller, human-scale properties.

Exceptional cuisine

Refine your skills within the world's largest network of Michelin-starred restaurants.

Career paths where the possibility are endless

Embark on a unique journey: cultivate your career with the opportunities and introductions offered by our Association.

A sense of commitment

Join us in preserving unique local traditions, culinary heritage and biodiversity. We work together to create a better world through cuisine and hospitality.

A movement with meaning

Created in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is a global Association of 580 exceptional hotels and restaurants, all independently owned and operated, often by families, and all united by a passion for hospitality, a dedication to authenticity and a commitment to nurturing long-lasting relationships with guests.

Our members are devoted to protecting, preserving and promoting the wealth and diversity of the world's culinary and hospitality traditions. Their determination to conserve local culture, heritage and the environment was proudly expressed in a Manifesto presented to UNESCO in November 2014.

Found across five continents, Relais & Châteaux invites you to discover Venetian palaces, Norwegian fjords, lush Hawaiian gardens and even Argentinian glaciers. Our properties have often been passed down several generations of the same family, from the coast of Brittany to the crystal-clear beaches of Grenada, Costa Rican waterfalls and thermal springs in Japan.

Exceptional cuisine

Our Association constitutes the world's largest network of Michelin-starred restaurants. We are also the proud holders of a large number of green stars which demonstrate the commitment, values and actions of our chefs toward sustainable gastronomy.

Each restaurant pays homage to cuisine that celebrates its roots in the local communities and traditions of each region of the world. Our restaurants offer three types of cuisine: creative, traditional and local, and our chefs strive to source produce from as close to their property as possible, with much grown on site. They honor the terroir of their region by cooking traditional recipes and reinterpreting them in avant-garde ways.

"Our Association demonstrates that, with determination and willpower, we can play our part in protecting natural ecosystems for future generations."

Mauro Colagreco

Vice President, Chefs Relais & Châteaux








Relais & Châteaux is a movement infused with strong values


We are intricately connected to the world around us.

Our members are committed to protecting artisanal

practices, preserving local communities, championing

local producers and promoting regional foods.

Our properties are architecturally unique, reflecting

distinct historic and cultural identities.


We value people and treasure the vital bonds forged

through sharing and the deep relationships that

evolve within communities. The passion that our

maîtres de maison have for the art of hospitality is

driven, in part, by their respect for the wider life and

culture that surrounds their hotels and restaurants,

many of which are family properties.


Sustainability has always been in our DNA, along

with our dedication to preserving biodiversity

and honoring the natural heritage of our local

terroirs. Our Association works with several

non-governmental organizations to ensure we

maintain the commitments we made to UNESCO

in November 2014.


Our 800 restaurants represent the world’s largest

network of chefs, who in turn collectively hold a total

of 370 Michelin stars, of which 33 are green stars.

Each chef is distinctively talented, while committed

to preserving natural resources and perpetuating

the world’s diverse culinary cultures and traditions.


The things that make a stay unforgettable are often

the most subtle, personal details. We seek the

pinnacle of true hospitality: the emotional power

of a rewarding experience that begins, quite simply,

with a warm welcome.

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